Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:16 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "David Spawn"
Spent part of the 21st searching for ever elusive lifer, the red-necked
grebe. While we came up empty handed, we had a fun day and some good birds
Our first stop at Bush Terminal Piers Park yielded some good views of a
great cormorant, horned grebe, and a more distant red-throated loon. While
the previously reported glaucous gull was a no show, we did get some good
views of a solitary harbor seal both in the water and hauled out,
attempting its "banana" position.
A visit to Prospect Lake did find the previously reported ring-necked Ducks
(maybe 8?) and what appeared to be 6 common mergansers. We also saw the
wood ducks mentioned earlier. The common redpoll was feeding on the birch
tree catkins by lamp post 249 and a solitary American tree sparrow was
feeding below on the ground.